MAKE YOUR MARK WITH TEA
Setting up your tea business
From the tea bush to your customers’ cups, I can guide you through all aspects of setting up and running your tea business.
With a wealth of experience in the global tea trade, I can help you with finding the right suppliers, creating eye-catching marketing and preparing for a successful brand launch.
I have looked after multi-million pound commodities and procurement programmes, so I can advise on managing costs and risk too.
PUTTING THE TASTE IN TEA
Advising on taste & quality
As a professional tea taster and judge, I can offer an independent appraisal of your tea range – advising you on quality, freshness and consistency.
Drawing on my extensive knowledge of market and regional taste preferences, I can help you make informed choices to enhance and expand your tea menu.
My tea services include:
- quality assessment
- evaluation of your brand versus your competitors’ products
- dispute arbitration
- competition judging
I carry out all tea tasting work in strict accordance with industry standards for professional tea tasting.
LET YOUR TEA BE THE BEST IT CAN BE
As a professional tea tutor, I run hands-on training sessions and masterclasses for tea rooms, hotels and restaurants.
Whatever your business, I can tailor the training to you and your people. Topics can include different tea types, the history of tea, etiquette, storage, brewing techniques and food pairing. Group and one-to-one sessions are available.
I can also produce a tea tasting book, with detailed product notes, for your staff and customers.
Recent clients have included Rothay Manor and The Tea House in Covent Garden.
HAVE FUN WITH TEA
Teambuilding & events
Tea provides a great way to bring people together and have fun!
I have run teambuilding events for some of the UK’s biggest companies – using tea to get people thinking in different ways and working together creatively.
I also run other tea-related events and take part in corporate PR work. Recent activities have included live radio interviews on tea at a Barclaycard press event and collaborations with McVitie’s and Rice Dream.
FIND THE PERFECT MATCH
Tea & food pairing
Just like a fine wine, the right tea can bring out new and exciting flavours in your food.
Tea and food pairing is a highly specialised skill that requires extensive knowledge of the different aromas and flavours.
As a professional flavour expert and tea sommelier, I can find the perfect tea accompaniment for your food – adding an unusual twist to your menu and creating the ultimate dining experience.
PACK A PUNCH WITH TEA
Tea and herbs make a great addition to cocktails or mixed drinks – creating a wide array of different flavours.
From tea vodkas to peppermint-infused delights, tea cocktails can be used in innovative ways to either launch or promote your business brand.
Using the finest ingredients and on-trend flavours, I can work with you to design your own delicious blends.
Together, we’ll create the right recipe for your business – achieving the perfect balance of tea, alcohol, herbs and spices to pack a punch and wow your customers.
DESIGN YOUR OWN TEA
Creating bespoke teas & herbal blends
Designing your own tea blend is a great way to build your business brand with a distinctive and unusual product.
There are thousands of varieties of tea globally and, as a master tea blender, I’ll work with you to create a tea that matches your business brand and style.
You can choose from a whole range of options:
- loose leaf or tea bag
- green, black, oolong, pu-erh or white tea blends
- fruit or herbal infusions
- functional ‘wellness’ teas, such as detox and sleep